Top 10 Ground Cover Plants For Garden Paths

A path is an essential feature of any garden which serves the practical purpose of allowing you to walk from one area to another on a hard surface. But to make the pathway both practical and decorative you can grow ground cover plants along the edge and between the stone slabs. The ten ground cover plants on this list come from an article by Helen which I found on the Top Inspired website.

Paths and walkways are an integral part of every garden. They allow you to get from one place to another easily in order to maintain the garden.

But paths and walkways don’t need to be only practical, they can easily become decorative and beautiful. This can be done by planting interesting plants and ground covers which will add color and life to them and to your garden as well. All you need are varieties that can stand foot traffic.

Blue Star Creeper

TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways

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Blue Star Creeper or Isotoma Fluviatilis is one of the most common plants used for pathways and walkways. Their tiny but beautiful flowers are just one of the reasons why are they such a popular choice. But the main reason is their versatility and ability to handle heavy foot traffic without a problem.  This delightful creeping perennial is also very easy to grow and will multiply and spread in no time.

Creeping Thyme

TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways

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Creeping Thyme, also known as ‘Mother of Thyme,’ is an easily grown, spreading thyme variety. It has a nice gray-green foliage and beautiful pink flowers. So this means both texture and color. It is also a very low maintenance plant that is drought tolerant. It will thrive perfectly between flagstones.

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